By Prince Osuagwu
Driving the message that empowering a woman can build a society, Taxify, an international ride-hailing company has held the #WomenWithDrive event geared at creating a platform for women drivers to network.
Stating that the brand believes in empowering women, Brand Manager, Taxify, Terver Bendega said; “At Taxify, we believe in empowering women to become small business owners and equipping them with the network and finances they need to scale these businesses. We also want to show our appreciation to the amazing women partner drivers, working on the Taxify platform, who go out of their way every day to move thousands of people across their cities whilst providing for their families.
“This women’s month, we decided to pay tribute to all the women across Nigeria who have shown extraordinary drive. There is no harder working woman as the Nigerian woman. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we asked Nigerians to nominate inspiring women who have shown drive in various fields for a chance to win a kickstarter package. Within this package is N100,000 cash, N50,000 in Taxify credit and access to a network of women across various fields.”
The event saw five winners, who were young women with businesses ranging from consulting to confectionary, fashion design and art, take home cheques of the Taxify kickstarter package. Top female driver-partners were also rewarded with cash prizes. Taxify has created work opportunities for hundreds of women since launching in Nigeria and is looking to create thousands more in the next few years.